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for bread. >> bill: it was hot in there. >> shannon: it was very hot, and delicious. >> bill: at the very yeast we should find out. >> shannon: i'm pretty you on to bashan for that >> jon: fox news alert and president trump sharpening attacks on his own attorney general amid reports might fire jeff sessions do not stop there. raising fears that could set off a constitutional crisis. good morning to you, jon scott. >> melissa: a melissa francis. the president calling him be delivered -- he said he took a weak position at the justice department peered at "the washington post" reports, the president may fire sessions and make a new appointment of an attorney general in august. sir huckabee sanders weighing in on "fox & friends" this morning. speak out your answer directly,
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he wants hillary clinton to be investigated, even though during the transition, he told "60 minutes" that they have suffered enough, so i wonder if you could address that. does he want the attorney general to go, he called him beleaguered. i've never heard that. >> i know he is certainly frustrated and disappointed in the attorney general for recusing himself, but as we've said, i know that that's a decision that the president wants to make, he certainly wil will. >> melissa: christian fisher is alive at the white house with more. >> president trump has reportedly been speaking with his top advisors about firing his own attorney general. he's made no secret that he was very unhappy with jeff sessions' decision to recuse himself with a russian investigation, but will he actually follow through and fire him? this morning, almost every senior advisor was on message,
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coming out and saying that that decision is up to one person and one person only and that is president trump. >> we also have the pleasure of the president and the president has expressed his frustration. the recusal was done without consulting him. the recusal has allowed what is considered to be a witch hunt and a hoax and a complete nothing of a russian investigation to carry forth. >> just this morning president trump called his attorney general very weak for not doing more in regards to looking into hillary clinton's email. newt gingrich and lindsey graham are urging the president to dial back his attacks against sessions. here's a statement from senator graham. president trump's tweet today suggesting attorney general sessions pursue prosecutions is highly inappropriate. he was on to say that jeff sessions is one of the most decent people i've ever met in my political life.
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he is a rock-solid conservative, but above all else, he believes in the rule of law. remember, it was just eight months ago that president trump himself called jeff sessions a world-class legal mind. even when he recused himself back in march, the president still called him an honest man. now he is weak, he's beleaguered, one of the questions is if he doesn't fire him, would jeff sessions be willing to resign from a job that he left his senate seat for? that's where we're at today at the white house. >> melissa: thank you for that. >> jon: it is heating up. no reaction coming into the controversy over attorney general jeff sessions with the word president trump is now openly discussing firing sessions with his advisors. newt gingrich, a close ally of the president is coming out against that possibility. >> jeff sessions has been loyal all the way through.
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he should not have recused himself, the president certainly feels that way. when you look at his overall contribution, you know that the work they're doing, cooperating on rolling up ms-13 gang's over america, you look at what jeff is doing taking over sanctuary cities in the liberal mayor is refusing, there is a lot of good in jeff sessions and i think it's a big mistake for the president to in any way do something except move forward with him. >> jon: the president tweeting today, attorney general jeff sessions has taken a very weak position on hillary clinton crimes, where emails and dnc server, and ñ-letter acres. joining us now, josh holmes and jim kessler. thanks very much for being with us today. josh, to you first, what would
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be the reaction on capitol hill, if this president were to follow through on discussions that he's going to fire the attorney general? >> not good. i think congress in particular is focused on an agenda here. to give you a real world impact on how this is negatively affecting the president's agenda, jim and i have come on for the last six weeks every tuesday to talk about health care and here we are, at the most a seminal vote in the united states and we're talking about the attorney general. it's a real-world example of how the president isn't using his bully pulpit effect in a way to try and persuade senators to back his agenda. i think members of congress are going to be a difficult place of this moves forward. >> jon: attorney general sessions was the first senator to back then candidate trump. if you dismiss a guy like that from your cabinet, what does it say to the rest of the cabinet,
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the rest of your team? >> i think it would be an alarm for the cabinet and the congress and the country. trump's tweets, they look like they are angry tweets at jeff sessions, i don't think this is an angry president, i think this is a scared president. he wanted the attorney general to save his neck on this russian investigation, that is not the job of the attorney general. their job is to say the neck of the constitution and protect the american people. this is the most serious charge we've ever seen, this investigation, against a sitting president and i think he is worried and probably rightfully so, but i think the reaction in congress and elsewhere would be very negative because it would be about sacking bob mueller. >> jon: we are just getting word from john roberts that paul manafort has met with a
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bipartisan staff of the senate intelligence committee this morning, says he answered their questions fully. the president says that he is upset with jeff sessions, josh, for not following through on the hillary clinton investigation, the emails, and so forth. doesn't seem to you that that's what's driving this train? >> i don't know what he's talking about that, frankly. there's an awful lot in this president's agenda that hangs in the balance and focus is at a premium at this point. paul manafort testified before the senate intel committee, those investigations will go on whether or not jeff sessions runs the department of justice or he doesn't. the house of representatives is going to investigate whether jeff sessions runs the department of justice or not. this investigation will continue whether he likes it or not and the funny thing about today is absolutely nobody was talking about russia or anything other
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than president trump. everyone was focused on health care which is the number one agenda item and actually has a vote that needs to pass this afternoon. >> jon: won the president sort of takes up the oxygen in washington with threats or tweets about the attorney general, what does that do to the rest of his agenda? >> i think his agenda is in trouble because he is a weak president right now, he's not popular in the country, i don't think he is real popular in congress. he seems distracted. those of the main ingredients in a legislative failure and i think he's cooking up that recipe pretty well and it's affecting that agenda and the repeal of obamacare which they are trying to do today. >> jon: the big headline yesterday and "usa today" was about half the country wanting to impeach trump or was ambivalent about impeaching a president or something like that. when you're looking at headlines like that, josh, the rest of
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your agenda is not going anywhere. >> what's interesting is this president more than any president in recent history, has the ability to actually transcend the beltway media and transcend all of the talking head smart guys like us and bring a message to the american people that actually puts political pressure on lawmakers to enact his agenda. for whatever reason, when we get to this point of the funnel where we have to make decisions that go for or against, he's getting off on a tangent and talking about items that don't do him, his administration, or his legislation and he favors down the road. you've got a let some air out of the balloon to make sure the president stays focused on what's important. >> jon: the fact that the attorney general, while there is this congressional recess coming up, jim, and they're talking about the possibility of a firing of the attorney general and then a recess appointment, that would allow a new
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attorney general to come in without senate confirmation, right? >> right, this would be an end run to essentially sacked someone so he could get out from under the investigation. you can do some crazy parliamentary moves. if he thinks that is going to work, i think the only thing it does is it hastens, not slows down, i think it hastens impeachment talk. you will see for the first time, republican congressional leaders saying the i word. the president doesn't take my advice, but he needs to focus on his job, not the attorney general's job. >> jon: let's see if next week you guys are back talking about health care, it will be interesting. >> i would love that. >> jon: josh homan jim kessler, thank you. >> melissa: shortly after
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senator john mccain was diagnosed with a very aggressive form of brain cancer, he said he wanted to get back to work. senator mccain is a man of his word and he is expected to return to capitol hill today to cast a key vote on health care. president trump saying the bill has a chance. >> so far, senate republicans have not done their job and ending the obamacare nightmare. they now have a chance, however, to hopefully, hopefully, fix what has been so badly broken for such a long time. that is the replacement of a horrible disaster known as obamacare. >> melissa: senator mccain could reject some momentum into the battle of health care. the goal, a final vote by the end of the week. peter doocy joins us from capitol hill with more on this and what the return of senator mccain means right now now. peter? >> melissa, the return of
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senator mccain means the g.o.p. leaders can now have two republican no votes and still proceed with the bill, but there are still a lot of republican senators with questions next to their names just hours ahead of the expected vote to proceed on the health care bill. however, there is a growing thought among lawmakers that when the time comes to vote on something that either fixes obamacare or leaves obamacare in place, republicans are going to vote a certain way. >> talk is. there's an expression the site of the gallows concentrates the mind. when you're facing a vote, it causes you to say okay, how do i really feel about this? >> to that end, senator orrin hatch told us in the hallway, he thinks there will be some surprise yes votes among his republican colleagues who gives him confidence the house bill will move forward so members can be added. >> i think there will be a
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number of people, i think we'll be able to proceed. it's not going to be a big vote. >> everybody and the majority -- senator chuck grassley says he's been think about the prospect of a health care bill for two weeks because he thinks chuck schumer is obstructing things to the point that he's the one pulling the strings in the senate. >> right now, senator schumer is not able or does not want this bill to come up. he does not want any changes in obamacare that he happens to have the upper hand in the united states senate. i hope we have the votes. i think it's really irresponsible for anybody in the majority party not to let the majority leader set the agenda
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of the united states senate. >> republican leaders are going to encourage republican senators to vote to proceed on to debate of this house bill that passed in may at a lunch this afternoon. after that, many, many amendments can be added or expected to be added, and senator rand paul just waited a few minutes ago that he's been told, assured, that one of those amendments will be a clean repeal of obamacare and he says that's the case, he will vote to proceed today which is a big development. melissa? >> melissa: we will see. peter, thank you for that. >> jon: jared kushner returns to capitol hill today appearing before the house intelligence committee. more on the russia investigation next. plus, angelica griswold reaches a plea deal with prosecutors, she is pleading guilty to criminal negligent homicide of the drowning death of her homicide during a kayaking trip on the hudson river.
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>> jon: jared kushner back in the spotlight on capitol hill today, taking questions from the house intelligence committee as the russia investigations continues there. the president's son-in-law denied collusion with russia or any foreign government. he also provided an 11 page statement to congressional investigators, intelligence committee members weighing in. >> his statement is helpful, it provides a road map, i have additional questions both based on what he said and things that were not said and has 11 page statement, but for those who are not used to seeing the way investigations are supposed to be run, this is how they're supposed to be done. >> what was released publicly, and my view, was a lawyerly, it was incomplete, and it was an
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extremely important that this witness testify in public. >> jon: joining us, former u.s. attorney john would and julian epstein, . a couple of guys who know how these things go. john, let's get your thought on that last point. how important is it that jared kushner testify and public on the house side? we know he has spoken to senate investigators, but behind closed doors. >> i think eventually he's going to have to testify publicly, i don't think there's much doubt about that. there are a lot of questions that members of that committee of the senate and house want to have answered publicly. jared kushner served himself very well with that written statement. it's a sign of good lawyering. it looks like he has some very good lawyers representing him and the smart thing about that statement is, it was very carefully written, very detailed. it answers a lot of the questions and also point out some things that jared kushner is not in a position to address himself. i think was very smart thing to do on his part and it's a contrast to how some of the other people have handled it,
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such as when donald trump, jr., addressed the issue about the meeting with russia and it came out drip, drip, drip. whereas what jared kushner did was he put it out and great detail, all in one statement at one time. >> jon: some observers say what he has done is that he would implicate or throw some shadow on his brother-in-law, donald trump, jr.. >> he threw him under the bus. the email from donald trump, jr., said it was a request for a meeting from our russian government attorney to provide dirt on the hillary clinton campaign. taking a meeting like that, according to a lot of people, even engaging in a meeting like that was possibly crossing. he did not know it is on the donald trump, jr., email. he did not understand it was a connection.
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if he knew that, he would not have been there. donald trump, jr., clearly knew all of those things, so it was a very effort by jared kushner to throw donald trump, jr., under the bus. one question you have to ask is why does our buddy keep lying about this? why are there so many lives, why are there lies about these contacts that sessions had this meeting and so many others have had with the russians? >> jon: unfortunately, we are out of time. john wood, julian epstein, thank you both. >> melissa: a new sanctions bill targeting russia, iran, and north korea, expected to pass on the house. the bill would limit president trump's ability to use sanctions.
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and results in surveillance video about a month ago. police are now arresting them and they believe is involved. jordan malan charged with secondary air assault, the attack appears to be unprovoked. an 18-year-old woman arrested on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter and drunk driving in a car crash that killed her younger sister in california. authorities say while she was driving, the car veered off the road and rolled over. they say the video shows her shaking her younger sister after the crash. >> jon: now now, new calls for reform in the wake of a tragedy in san antonio. federal authorities charged 60-year-old james bradley, jr., with one count of transporting undocumented immigrants yesterday. this after ten people died in an
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alleged human trafficking operation. now some texas lawmakers blame sanctuary cities for those deaths. >> this is what happens when people think they can come to america illegally. there is an oasis somewhere is what they think that they can live. that just draws them to fall into the clutches of the people who can smuggle people. a truck, a driver, all those people stuffed in the back of that trailer truck, this is not by happenstance, this is organized and they organized because they think they can come to texas or other cities in america and have a safe haven. >> jon: police discovered eight bodies and dozens more people suffering inside the trailer of bradley's sweltering big rig outside of san antonio walmart on sunday. two of those people later died in the hospital. >> melissa: the house expected to vote today on a bipartisan
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bill that would punish russia for interfering in the election and block any efforts by president trump to ease sanctions across the kremlin. sarah huckabee sanders is suggesting that the president is on board with it. >> the administration is supportive of being tough on russia, particularly in putting the sanctions in place. >> melissa: rich edson is live from the state department with more on this. what is next, rich? >> good morning. secretary of state rex tillerson has expressed concern about a similar measure. he says he wants the flexibility to be able to adjust sanctions with the russian government. this bill would increase sanctions, but it would also curb the administration's ability to ease those sanctions. russia would have to meet certain conditions and congress would have to sign off to lift these measures. secretary of state has engaged in negotiations with russians.
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they have restarted a regular series of meetings to discuss issues ranging from parking spaces in d.c. to diplomatic compounds as a result of russia's meddling in the election. the u.s. and russia are also working together to administer a safe zone in southwest syria. secretary tillerson said he is concerned that it could disrupt the sanctions. supporters say those concerns are unwarranted. >> we need more leverage in law and the president needs to have these tools with this legislation, we will give these tools. out of that will come the result that will hopefully will get these countries to back off. >> once in aide involved in these negotiations -- of this bill also includes
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sanctions against north korea and iran. this bill is different than the version that passed the senate. this would go back to the senate and there would be changes made or the senate would have to pass that version of the bill, lots of support over in the senate, it passed 98-2 the first time around. >> melissa: the tricky part, even if the president agrees with what's in it, he is giving away some of his power, that's where can get dicey. thank you, thank for that report. >> jon: testimony and the murder case against robert durst. when his longtime acquaintance set on a pretrial hearing after the night his wife disappeared and the impact that testimony could have. plus, president trump turning up the pressure on his team when it comes to health care reform, as we await key action in the senate today, will they get a bill to the president's desk? >> by the way, are you going to get the votes? you better get them. you better get them. otherwise, i'll say tom, you're
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>> melissa: bragging right now and capitol hill as we await key action on health care, the senate getting ready for a motion to proceed with votes less than three hours from now. of a successful, that would allow for debate to begin. a democrat explains why the g.o.p. is having such a tough time on the issue and why the president seems to be losing patience.
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>> especially when he is frustrated about is the inability of his party to pass a repeal of the affordable care act and have a replacement to the affordable care act. this of nonextraction, we are defending the affordable care act which we are very proud of and it's made a difference in the lives of millions of people by giving them access to affordable health care. >> melissa: >> for democrats, ta chance to make up for the terrible harm they have inflicted on americans like those who are with us today. obamacare has been for them, a nightmare. there is still time to do the right thing. for senate republicans, this is their chance to keep their promise. over and over again, they said repeal and replace, repeal and replace. >> melissa: joining us now, a former aide to senator chuck schumer and
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-- would john mccain have traveled all the way back if he didn't think there was a very good chance that they were going to get on this bill, that it would hit the floor and they would start discussion? >> no, i don't think so. that's a fairly strong indicator that whoever counts the votes and whoever is manning the scoreboard thinks there's a very good shot that this thing, will at least proceed to the floor. >> melissa: kevin, there is been so much back and forth on the senate rules. mitch mcconnell came out and said this boat was just about opening the discussion, getting it off the floor. you can offer whatever amendments he wanted. rand paul arguing the opposite, that's not the case at all and he will only vote on this if it's repeal and if that's on hitting the floor, he can even agree what the rules are. >> he's wrong on the immaterial
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argument. his only job as a senator, the only thing that he needs to do is debate bills and take votes and he's not even allowing this vote to be debated. >> melissa: i don't see who wins at they don't take this up, even on the democratic side. it's undeniable that people out there are getting a huge increase in their health care bill. no one's happy with this thing, so the vote on not working to improve it at all, it seems like that's a loser for everybody. >> for them to work on it, they first have to know what they are working on. >> melissa: a horrible health care system. bring it to the bell and offer amendments to make things better. >> melissa, i worked in the senate and the thing the senate does his work on actual pieces of legislation. mitch mcconnell has not really told them what they're voting on at 3:00 yet today. for senators to have some concerns about this, that makes perfect sense. they have a right to know and usually the senate has a very
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deliberate process where they go through hearings and they work out the differences between the party and they come to some sort of consensus to move forward. there are at least 12 things in the house bill that will not pass the senate rule and go through the 50 vote process known as reconciliation. there's a lot of work to be done and so far nobody seems to be doing it. >> melissa: chris just said you're dead wrong, that this is in about a vote to bring it down to the floor and work on it. you guys are totally disagreeing on what it is that's being voted on this afternoon. kevin, where has chris gone wrong? >> mcconnell has made it clear that what the legislation they're going to start with is the house bill. what they've also pledged -- think about this, you've got john mccain flying across the country with his cancer prognosis, you have ted cruz who wouldn't be much different from mccain if he tried, they're both working aggressively to get a vote to the floor so this debate can get underway. the legislation was always going to change from the house, we knew that.
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but the initial bill that they're going to be starting is no mystery. chris is dead wrong. there's no mystery. they're going to take the house bill and vote on how to change it. >> melissa: chris, you see why the american people think they're listening to a foreign language. you sound like rand paul, i don't know what's coming, you know it's coming down. >> the senate parliamentarian has been very clear. they can vote on the house both just 50 votes, they need to pass the filibuster or complete another nuclear option and go with the 50 vote margin. >> melissa: finished. >> right now, the 12 items that were in the house bill that will no longer be able to be done through reconciliation cannot be put through the senate bill. rand paul is right and there's been very little leadership. also, they're not taking into consideration that if they do a straight repeal, 1 million people are going to lose their jobs in this country. this is a real big problem with the senate has to figure out.
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>> melissa: let me ask the thoughts of the american people. they make the rules, they change it when they want to. they want to get on this, i think they could. angst to both of you, appreciate it. >> jon: no testimony in the murder case against real estate air robert durst, what his long-term acquaintance said about him in a pretrial hearing. >> a bob is looking forward to be able to prove his innocence. he didn't kill her, i don't know who did. [ male announcer ] eligible for medicare?
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him at a party earlier that year. he's charged with murdering -- he was caught offguard saying this. let's bring in an attorney. let's start off with what peter schwartz said yesterday, he had been a good friend of robert durst. he described an incident where he had been home, at robert durst's home with a group of women including durst's wife, when he returned home to find them all there, he threw into a violent attack, is that right? >> that's exactly right. what he claims is that durst kicked him in the eye and this is huge for the prosecution because it adds to this history of violence. of course, he famously got away with it years ago.
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he confessed to killing a man, but his lawyer got a not guilty verdict, selling the idea of self defense, even though durst admitted that he chopped up the body and disposed of it in the bay. trouble just follows this guy decade by decade. what's happening now is the prosecution is convinced that he murdered his friend who was a spokesperson trying to ask when his position regarding the disappearance of his wife, kathleen. this all fits very nicely in the prosecution's theory that this is a violent person. he essentially confessed to multiple murders with that hot make incidents for hbo. the d.a. is gearing to have a very powerful case on the trial actually starts. >> melissa: it's hard to keep track of all the people we are talking about. this was yet another person who didn't even appear in the show who is testifying right now who is introducing this new story of a violent act. you're talking about a guy who
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was accused -- he confessed who he was and where he had been and then he chopped them up into bits and he said that was in self-defense and he got away with that one. susan berman is a friend who supposedly was covering for him allegedly out in l.a. the key piece of evidence in this one is the idea and it was revealed in this show, the jinx, that he wrote a letter to susan berman who was found dead and misspelled beverly with an extra ee and there was also a note to let the police know that susan berman was dead in her home and beverly was written in the exact same handwriting and is a misspelling. have we heard about that yet and this pretrial hearing? >> no, we are going to hear about it, but you're right. it's a smoking gun evidence. when you look at these two envelopes side-by-side, the same block printing come at the same
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misspelling of beverly hills with the extra ee as you say near the end of beverly, were the odds of that happening? both in the letter that durst did write to berman, but also in an anonymous letter written to the cops. when you add that to the fact that this guy is saying he was very violent, that there was this argument with his wife about whether or not there should be a lawsuit, it all adds up as so suspicious. again, i have to believe that all those lawyers did a good job years ago. there's a mountain of evidence against robert durst. as the trial approaches, this mountain effects will make it a very interesting case. >> melissa: there's always a mountain of evidence. the witness yesterday was talking about two different women who had disappeared or been killed were close friends of him or married to him in one case. thank you for joining us, royal, really appreciate it. >> jon: she called 911 to save her fiance who was in trouble
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and the icy hudson river. >> oh, my god. >> jon: now, angelica griswold admits pulling a plug on his kayak, allowing it to fill with water and leading to his death. >> she never anticipated her actions could cause death.
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>> jon: fox and alert, you might know that the former alabama senator jeff sessions is under fire from his boss, the president of the united states, the man who appointed him to be the nation's top law enforcement officer. he's issued some tweets critical of sessions and there is open
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speculation that the president intends to fire sessions and announce a replacement during the upcoming congressional recess. let's get some reaction to that possibility. what do you think of the idea that somehow jeff sessions is not getting the job done? >> i don't agree with that, but i'm not the president. i have a lot of respect for jeff sessions. i've worked with jeff sessions for 20 years. i know him well. he's a man of integrity and purpose and he has a lot of respect from his colleagues and also the profession. what goes on between the attorney general and the president, i'm not privy to, but i'm going to say jeff sessions is a man of integrity, he's a man of purpose, he's a man of substance and he's going to be hard to replace. >> jon: to recall the day jeff sessions announced his support for donald trump?
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he left a lot of people sort of shaking their heads because he was the first senator to openly come out and support of the then candidate at a time when there were a number of other candidates still in the race, people that most of washington thought had a better chance of winning. >> absolutely. jeff sessions has been loyal to the president to a fault. he has been doing work for him, but jeff sessions is the attorney general of the united states. he is not the president's personal lawyer and i think he's told him that or has led him to believe that, which is what he should do. i think jeff sessions is a man of principle and he's going to stay there and that's important. >> jon: here's one of the tweets of the president put out that left people wondering about the attorney general's future, he wrote, attorney general jeff sessions has taken a very weak position on hillary clinton crimes, where are the emails and
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dnc server, and intel leakers? why aren't committees and investigators and the beleaguered ag looking into crooked hillary's crimes? would that be appropriate to be looking at some of the alleged misdeeds of hillary clinton during the obama administration? >> it would be important to look at any misdeeds of would be crimes, whoever committed them, allegedly committed them, including hillary clinton. on the other hand, the connection to the russian deal from a trump campaign and so forth -- i believe that jeff sessions is a good man, he's a man of integrity, as i've said, a man of purpose, he is loyal to the president, but that's up to the president and jeff sessions. i hope the president would keep
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him on because he is a loyal man and he is a man of integrity and every administration needs that. >> jon: "the washington post" is reporting that the president was openly asking aids in the white house about how it a go if you were to fire your former colleague, the attorney general and perhaps make a recess appointment. how would that fly in your view? >> it would not be well received on capitol hill because jeff sessions has a lot of friends who respect him on both sides of the aisle, some might not agree with him, but i believe that most people in the u.s. senate and the congress believe that sessions is a man of integrity and that's a job that needs integrity above everything. >> jon: apparently the president is upset that general sessions recused himself from any involvement in this russia investigation. it was at the right move?
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>> under the circumstances, he didn't have any choice except to recuse himself because he was involved in the trump campaign and he said he had met the ambassador once or twice, whatever it was. i think sessions but his integrity above everything. >> jon: it brings back memories of when richard nixon fired his attorney general, would there be an uproar on capitol hill if he were to be fired? >> it would not be taken lightly if he is fired, i don't know it's going to happen, but sessions has a lot of support and respect on capitol hill. >> jon: as i mentioned earlier, he was one of the first senators to openly support then candidate donald trump. richard shall become a senator from alabama, thank you. >> melissa: knew in the next hour of "happening now," a federal judge just -- what he
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>> jon: there is a verdict in that new york kayak murder case. will bring you that in the next hour. >> melissa: absolutely. we'll see you back here in an hour, "outnumbered" starts now. >> harris: round two for jared kushner, we are awaiting possible reaction for members of the house intelligence committee who questioned white house senior advisor. kushner answered questions from the senate intelligence committee yesterday. he insists he has nothing to hide. this is to be 23 on a fine summer tuesday. i'm harris faulkner coming here today, sandra smith, former national security staff or under presidents bush and obama, gillian turner, commentator and fox news contributor, rachel campos-duffy, and today's #oneluckyguy, eric bolling. eric also has a

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